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I have a sinus infection and it is very painful. A friend of mine recommended goldenseal. What can you tell me about it? I've never used it. Also... any other recs to get over this infection without abx?
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I'm curious to see how it works for you. I've used goldenseal as a tincture for other things-colds and as a rinsing agent after I gave birth (for down there).
It is very bitter, so I'd take a quick tincture rather than sip a mug full. Good luck. I get sinus infections too, but didn't think about herbs.
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oh, using a hot wet washcloth on your face can help the pain. Sometimes just heat over my sinuses helps a lot, let it sit on your face as long as you can. You can microwave wet wash clothes of get a teapot going. Use lotion afterwards because it does dry out your skin.
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I can get rid of a sinus infection in a couple of hours with a couple of drops of Oil of Oregano.
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I can get rid of a sinus infection in a couple of hours with a couple of drops of Oil of Oregano.
Is that orally or in your nose?

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Is that orally or in your nose?

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Orally! Oy Vey I can't imagine in your nose!
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If you are nursing a child under 2 yo, do not take goldenseal!! It is an antibacterial herb that is great for sinus infections. Just not for wee ones.
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Any other suggestions for a sinus infection?
Mine is going on now for at least a week and I am miserable. I think this is the worst i have ever had and in the past I would have gone to the Dr. I know he will ju st give me antibx and I wont take them because I was prone to thrush last year.

I am taking lots of vit c, getting lots of fluids.

Any other advice?


Oh and I have a 16 mth old nursling.

thanks!

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